Posted on January 7, 2011

L.A. Officials Receive Video of Men Sexually Assaulting Disabled Women

Michael Martinez and Paul Vercammen, CNN, January 6, 2011

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators made a public appeal Thursday in seeking at least four men who were videotaped sexually assaulting at least 10 women who appear to be severely disabled, including women in a care home.

The video came from 11 DVDs that an anonymous tipster dropped off last March at the Sheriff’s Department headquarters in Monterey Park, California, said Sgt. Dan Scott.

The video was shot by a security camera and a handheld camera, Scott told reporters at a news conference.


Several locations are depicted in the video, including at least one place that appears to be a residential care facility, authorities said. Authorities don’t know when or where the sexual assaults occurred.


The more than 100 hours of video shows a sequence of at least 10 women being sexually assaulted by at least eight men, and investigators were able to develop composite drawings of four of the suspects, authorities said.